01-22-2014, 02:46 PM
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(01-22-2014, 01:55 PM)CMur12 Wrote: I've loved time pieces since I was a young boy, so thank you all for the photos.

I don't have any exotics, myself, but my treasure is a 1912 model 992 Hamilton railroad watch that is in beautiful condition.

I also have the Caravelle 17-jewel, manual-wind watch, made by Bullova, that I got for Christmas 51 years ago when I was eleven. I wore it traveling around Latin American in 1973, when I lived in South America between 1975 and 1977, and in Portugal between 1978 and 1981. I fell into the Amazon River between a couple of boats and slammed it against the hull of one of them as I went down. A couple of years later, back in the US, when I blanched at the cost of a cleaning and a new crown, the jeweler remarked that the works were worth it. I have been wearing this watch for the last couple of years in recognition of its half-century in my possession. In the case of this watch, it's the personal history that makes it dear.

A problem I have when contemplating most of the new men's watches is that I am very fine boned and my wrist is only about 7" around. As such, most modern men's watches are huge. My Caravelle, made before men's watches started growing so large, is only about 33mm across.

- Murray
Murray, let's see a shot of that Caravelle Smile

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 01-22-2014, 02:52 PM
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(01-22-2014, 01:55 PM)CMur12 Wrote: I've loved time pieces since I was a young boy, so thank you all for the photos.

I don't have any exotics, myself, but my treasure is a 1912 model 992 Hamilton railroad watch that is in beautiful condition.

I also have the Caravelle 17-jewel, manual-wind watch, made by Bullova, that I got for Christmas 51 years ago when I was eleven. I wore it traveling around Latin American in 1973, when I lived in South America between 1975 and 1977, and in Portugal between 1978 and 1981. I fell into the Amazon River between a couple of boats and slammed it against the hull of one of them as I went down. A couple of years later, back in the US, when I blanched at the cost of a cleaning and a new crown, the jeweler remarked that the works were worth it. I have been wearing this watch for the last couple of years in recognition of its half-century in my possession. In the case of this watch, it's the personal history that makes it dear.

A problem I have when contemplating most of the new men's watches is that I am very fine boned and my wrist is only about 7" around. As such, most modern men's watches are huge. My Caravelle, made before men's watches started growing so large, is only about 33mm across.

- Murray

Murray, I have the very same problem. I have a couple of large faced watches to wear just for fun occasionally but they are not the most comfortable due to their large size and my small wrist.

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 01-22-2014, 08:09 PM
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Large face watches are also what I lean towards now but it can't be gaudy big

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 01-23-2014, 09:54 AM
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I love the old school/new school of the Grand Seiko Spring Drive. If claims are true, extremely accurate and has a good looking sweep to the second hand.

I like the El Primeros too.

Of course, grand complications and tourbillons are so fascinating to watch.

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 01-30-2014, 06:23 AM
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(01-22-2014, 12:40 PM)david1201 Wrote: Nice collection! Watches were my main hobby until I found shaving. A few of my babies:

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I had a Bathys UV I wish I had never sold it....loved that watch but needed the denero more....sigh....

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 01-31-2014, 06:04 AM
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This is the only watch I own. A Fossil watch that I received in 2012 for my birthday.

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 01-31-2014, 07:30 AM
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Great watches guys - keep them coming!

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 01-31-2014, 07:46 AM
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I had a small collection before my house gotten broken into. I'm finally starting to get it built back up again.

They took all my watches except the one I was wearing. My Suunto Observer ST. I'm glad I had it too, because it is one of my favorite casual watches. All my bracelet watches though...Gone...

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 01-31-2014, 07:51 AM
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Here's my pride and joy, a Patek Philippe Calatrava, which SWMBO gave me on my 60th birthday several years ago. I wear it just about every day, except when I garden or do other forms of manual labour, work out and when I travel. I have 4 other watches: Omega Seamaster Co-axial, Omega Constellation in SS and 18c gold, Heuer (not TAG Heuer) Carrera, and an 18c Vacheron Constantin pocket watch, which my parents gave me when I graduated from university many decades ago. All watches are automatics except the VC pocket watch which is manual.

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 02-25-2014, 03:26 PM
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(01-31-2014, 07:51 AM)Rufus Wrote: [Image: 9YkBXWT.jpg]

Here's my pride and joy, a Patek Philippe Calatrava, which SWMBO gave me on my 60th birthday several years ago. I wear it just about every day, except when I garden or do other forms of manual labour, work out and when I travel. I have 4 other watches: Omega Seamaster Co-axial, Omega Constellation in SS and 18c gold, Heuer (not TAG Heuer) Carrera, and an 18c Vacheron Constantin pocket watch, which my parents gave me when I graduated from university many decades ago. All watches are automatics except the VC pocket watch which is manual.

Yeah, Patek makes watches that I covet. Someday...

But, for today I am wearing a watch I bought about a year ago but just haven't worn it until today. Now that I'm wearing it, I wonder why I haven't done so sooner. The watch is a Fortis Flieger, Ducati LE.
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 02-25-2014, 04:01 PM
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(01-31-2014, 07:51 AM)Rufus Wrote: [Image: 9YkBXWT.jpg]

Here's my pride and joy, a Patek Philippe Calatrava, which SWMBO gave me on my 60th birthday several years ago. I wear it just about every day, except when I garden or do other forms of manual labour, work out and when I travel. I have 4 other watches: Omega Seamaster Co-axial, Omega Constellation in SS and 18c gold, Heuer (not TAG Heuer) Carrera, and an 18c Vacheron Constantin pocket watch, which my parents gave me when I graduated from university many decades ago. All watches are automatics except the VC pocket watch which is manual.
It doesn't get any better than Patek Philippe!

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 02-26-2014, 06:43 AM
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Here's my two my Hamilton Khaki with a Swiss automatic movement and a exhibition back, and my tough as teak Military Traser H3.
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 02-26-2014, 07:47 AM
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(02-26-2014, 06:43 AM)Jamie Mahoney Wrote: Here's my two my Hamilton Khaki with a Swiss automatic movement and a exhibition back, and my tough as teak Military Traser H3.

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Sweet Hamilton!

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 02-26-2014, 09:52 AM
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(02-26-2014, 06:43 AM)Jamie Mahoney Wrote: Here's my two my Hamilton Khaki with a Swiss automatic movement and a exhibition back, and my tough as teak Military Traser H3.

Jamie, I've wondered about those Trasers, which to me look somewhat like the Luminox diver watches. Have you been happy with it?

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 02-26-2014, 12:06 PM
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(02-26-2014, 09:52 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote:
(02-26-2014, 06:43 AM)Jamie Mahoney Wrote: Here's my two my Hamilton Khaki with a Swiss automatic movement and a exhibition back, and my tough as teak Military Traser H3.

Jamie, I've wondered about those Trasers, which to me look somewhat like the Luminox diver watches. Have you been happy with it?

Hi John,

I think the Traser and the Luminox are actually made by the same Swiss manufacturer, up until a few years ago they were only available to the UK military this watch is about 8 year old I sent it back to the Traser dealership during the summer of 2013 for a full service including new sapphire crystal glass new battery new carbon fiber bezel and new rubber strap, It was looking really rough but the watch stood up to some serious wear and tear so I gave it a new lease of life after all she served me well and deserved a make over, I must admit John this watch as outlived my Seiko and Citizen watches If I were looking for a watch that really was the perfect watch it would be traser, I'll leave you a link to the Traser dealership in the UK where I got the watch from and serviced, they are the only certified Traser service center in the UK. http://www.traserwatches.co.uk/

Jamie.

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 06-10-2014, 01:17 PM
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I just got this Model 1849 to add to my Luminox field chronograph collection. I think it's pretty striking.
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 06-10-2014, 01:48 PM
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It's a beauty, John.

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 06-10-2014, 02:09 PM
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Only use one watch, it´s a Seiko Sportura:

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 06-10-2014, 02:11 PM
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(01-31-2014, 07:51 AM)Rufus Wrote: [Image: 9YkBXWT.jpg]
Here's my pride and joy, a Patek Philippe Calatrava . . .

That's exactly the style I like. Simple elegance.

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 06-10-2014, 02:37 PM
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I recently got a stunning Hamilton railroad watch, model 946 with 23 jewels, made around 1906. It is in the larger 18 size that was discontinued soon thereafter. It is in near-mint condition and it is beautiful to behold.

Though I have considerable experience with older manual-exposure/manual-focus film cameras, I am not digital savvy. (I can't find the aperture ring and the film speed dial! Huh) If I ever get it figured out, along with how one posts photos to the 'net, I'll share some images of my watches. (I'm just not there yet.)

- Murray

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